BETTY A. HOLZNAGEL

E. Holznagel webphotoElizabeth “Betty” Holznagel, of Mora, passed away on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at the Scandia House in Mora.  She was 98 years old.

FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, January  14, 2015 at Zion Lutheran Church with Rev. Greggory Coop officiating.

VISITATION will be held one hour prior to the service at the church beginning at 1:00 pm.

INTERMENT will be in the Oakwood Cemetery.

Elizabeth “Betty” Antonette Holznagel, of Mora, passed away on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at the Scandia House in Mora.  She was 98 years old.

Betty was born in Iron River, Wisconsin on October 1, 1916 to Newell and Eleanor (Yira) Smith.  She had three siblings, two sisters and one brother.  Betty grew up in Sandstone, Minnesota and graduated from high school and teachers’ training.  She married Elmer Holznagel in 1936.  Elmer, Betty and their two sons, Jim and Jerry moved to Mora where Elmer became manager and bookkeeper for the Land O’ Lakes Creamery, and later starting his own accounting business.  A daughter, Bonnie, was born to complete their family.  They joined the Grace Lutheran Church where Betty became active in the ladies aid.  She took part in a Sewing club group, P.T.A. and a bowling league.  She also helped with the Girl Scouts and for a couple of years she did the payroll for the Sportsman’s Café.  After Elmer retired, they moved to Deerwood, Minnesota living on their little lake doing a lot of fishing and enjoying the company of friends in their potluck group.  They moved back to Mora in 1994 to be close to family members and enjoying the grandchildren.  They joined Zion Lutheran Church where Betty liked being part of the quilting group and helped out with the newsletter.  Betty liked to sew, knit and crochet, and particularly enjoyed her flower garden and going for walks.  Elmer passed away in 1996.  She was the best mother ever and will truly be missed.  Family was her top priority.

Betty was preceded in death by her husband Elmer; parents Newell and Eleanor Smith; brother Newell Smith; sister Evelyn Gjertson and son-in-law Harlan Grunke.

She is survived by her sons, James Holznagel and wife Sharol of Grasston, MN, Gerald Holznagel and wife Barbara of Brook Park, MN, and daughter Bonnie Grunke of Mora; sister Louise Lundorff of Grand Rapids, Minnesota; grandchildren Neil (Candy) Grunke of Deer River, MN; Clayton (Danette) Holznagel of Merrifield, MN; Vickie Holznagel of Hillsboro, OR; Kim (Cindy) Holznagel of Carbonado, WA; Mike (Linda) Holznagel of Brook Park, MN; Joanie (David) Posch of Braham, MN; and Don (Kristy) Holznagel of Mora; 15  great-grandchildren; 7 great great-grandchildren; plus nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

5 guestbook entries for BETTY A. HOLZNAGEL

  1. Larry and Grace Kleven January 11, 2015 at 4:49 pm #

    Sorry to here the loss off your dear mother.
    Thinking of your family.

  2. Blaine and Mary Beth Hakomaki January 12, 2015 at 2:03 pm #

    Dear Family,
    Betty was a beautiful person and we feel blessed to have known her. She was a dear friend of our Mother’s and she used to bake onion bread for our Dad. I treasure the recipes I have in her handwriting! As I said to her great granddaughters (our nieces), she is now reaping the promised rewards of a life well lived. May she rest in heavenly peace.

  3. Linda Holznagel-Simmons January 15, 2015 at 11:59 am #

    Aunt Betty was the end of a generation of our family. How blessed we have all been to have had her. May God keep you all in His loving care as we move into another phase of life.

    Peace and love to you all,
    Linda

  4. Julia Mohrenweiser January 17, 2015 at 11:44 am #

    I am sorry to learn of your mother’s passing. I know you and your family will miss her.

  5. Keith M. Holznagel January 19, 2015 at 5:09 pm #

    No matter the pain it is in the passing, The coming home to the Lord is the reward !! A Blessed Eternity Aunt Betty !!!
    Love Keith Holznagel

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